Hells GateInspector Mollel was introduced to many of us in Richard Crompton’s debut The Hour of the Red God last year. The book was received very well and I have to say I am a fan if you read my review of the book.

The latest edition in the Inspector Mollel series is out today and you can buy it on Kindle and hardback in some markets (not Kenya). For Kenyans looking forward to read they book they will have to wait a few weeks to read the hard back. Here is the blurb from the book for those who can’t wait:

The gripping second novel in Richard Crompton’s highly acclaimed, sharply plotted Mollel series – ‘a compulsive whodunnit set in Kenya’
(Ian Rankin)

It must have been someone’s idea of a joke. Too many offended egos back at headquarters, too many influential people unhappy with him in Nairobi. And yet, with his record, almost impossible to dismiss. So where had they sent Mollel? Straight to Hell.

When Mollel, a former Maasai warrior turned detective, ends up in a small, fly-blown town on the edge of a national park, it looks as if his career has taken a nose-dive. His colleagues are a close-knit group and they have not taken kindly to a stranger in their midst.
Mollel suspects they are guilty of the extortion and bribery that plague the force, but when the body of a flower worker turns up in the local lake, he wonders if they might be involved in something more disturbing…
For all is not as it seems in Hell’s Gate. Amid rumours of a local death squad, disappearances and blackmail, Mollel is forced not only to confront his Maasai heritage, but also to ask himself where justice truly lies. In upholding the law, is he doing what is right?

Check it folks out. If it is anything like the first book this will be another page turner.